Russia's T-95 MBT : To enter service 'after 2010'

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This is not the Futurstic Tank developed by the cooperation India and Russia. Both are different. Futurstic Tank will only enter the service in 2020 and is made by fully Plastic and Composite Materials which will just weigh between 20-30tons. and would have stealth features which would not only blind Radar but also human eye too.
Tank fully made of plastics and composites? We are talking about a tank here, not a freakin F-22. Modern composite armour is wedged between steel plates as it is necessary to keep the density for stopping KE rounds. Composites are more for HEAT rounds. While you can certainly replace internal components with high grade plastics to help reduce weight, the majority are going to be rolled steel. I have yet to see a combustion engine made entirely of plastic, a tank gun barrel, suspension, or continous track gears. The cost of the composites alone would doom such a tank to failure, much less the impracticality of the plastic, or the fact you aren't that advanced. I do believe you are talking out of your derrière.
 

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This is not the Futurstic Tank developed by the cooperation India and Russia. Both are different. Futurstic Tank will only enter the service in 2020 and is made by fully Plastic and Composite Materials which will just weigh between 20-30tons. and would have stealth features which would not only blind Radar but also human eye too.
APFSDS would make mincemeat of anything without a few inches of good old rolled/cast steel armor on it plastic and composites do not cut it, HEAT rounds would cause any sort of plastic armor to melt and warp. think about the tracks how long do you think plastic tracks will last on rough ground?
 

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LOL, at least repairs would be easy. Few drops of cyanoacrylate off to battle. :)

But seriously, thats obsurd.
 

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This is not the Futurstic Tank developed by the cooperation India and Russia. Both are different. Futurstic Tank will only enter the service in 2020 and is made by fully Plastic and Composite Materials which will just weigh between 20-30tons. and would have stealth features which would not only blind Radar but also human eye too.
So, we get a plastic tank that our dear tank crews cannot even see.

The driver stops the tank to take a pee, gets out, pees, turns back and he sees......nothing. Holy Sh*t! Where's the tank, I can't see it?

Note: This tank will never have any pictures for fanboys to gawk at.

Just because we make planes out of plastic doesn't men everything should be made out of plastic. What next, plastic buildings and dams?
 

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The plastic tank at a glance:
*Weight: just 24 tons, four tons lighter than the similar metallic vehicle
*Top speed of 40mph over rugged terrain
*Decreased fuel consumption, reducing the need for supporting fuel tankers
*Increased survivability for the crew, through: reduced visibility to radar and infra-red scanners; reduced risk of shrapnel inside the hull; better protection against bullets, mortars and land-mines
*Ideal for use in salt-water conditions, as plastic is less susceptible to corrosion than metal.
 

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@ sayareakd

http://www.soft.net.uk/entrinet/radar1.htm
Ground Surveillance Radar systems are a key military intelligence technology. They are
able to provide intelligence that is vital to the success of many military tactics and strategies. When RADINT is combined with other types of intelligence, a battlefield commander can get a clear picture of the battlespace, resulting in well-informed decisions. The versatility of GSR systems makes them useful for a variety of military missions, ranging from war making to peacekeeping.​
 

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1999, I believe that programme was shelved in the early 2000s. I know the US backed out of it. The idea is about as good as Pykrete aircraft carriers.
Then what about M1A2 Tank which is going to Replace M1A1 in Future, is this still going on? or shelved?
 

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Then what about M1A2 Tank which is going to Replace M1A1 in Future, is this still going on? or shelved?

M1A2 is already operational ,it is little more than an upgraded version of the M1A1 and has taken part in the Iraq campaign.
M1A1 and M1A2 are both operational with the U.S army right now, in fact even Egypt manufactures M1A1's.


The M1A1/2 Abrams main battle tank is manufactured by General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS). The first M1 tank was produced in 1978, the M1A1 in 1985 and the M1A2 in 1986.

3,273 M1 tanks were produced for the US Army. 4,796 M1A1 tanks were built for the US Army, 221 for the US Marines and 880 co-produced with Egypt.

77 M1A2 tanks have been built for the US Army, 315 for Saudi Arabia and 218 for Kuwait. For the M1A2 upgrade programme, over 600 M1 Abrams tanks are being upgraded to M1A2 configuration. Deliveries began in 1998.

In March 2004, the Australian Army announced the purchase of 59 US Army M1A1 tanks to enter service from 2007. The contract was signed in November 2005 and the first five were handed over in February 2006 at GDLS in Lima, Ohio. The first 18 tanks were delivered to the Australian Army at the School of Armour in Victoria in September 2006. The remaining 41, to be based in Darwin, were delivered in March 2007.

In June 2006, Saudi Arabia requested the foreign military sale of 58 M1A1 tanks and the upgrade of these and the 315 M1A2 already in the Saudi inventory to M1A2S configuration. The upgrade involves rebuilding to a 'like new' condition, similar to the US Army Abrams integrated management programme (AIM).

In August 2007, Egypt requested the foreign military sale of an additional 125 M1A1 tanks, which would bring the country’s fleet to 1,005 M1A1 tanks.

In July 2008, the government of Iraq requested the sale of 140 M1A1 tanks to be upgraded to M1A1M configuration.

M1A2 system enhancement package (SEP)

In February 2001, GDLS were contracted to supply 240 M1A2 tanks with a system enhancement package (SEP) by 2004. The M1A2 SEP contains an embedded version of the US Army's Force XXI command and control architecture; new Raytheon commander's independent thermal viewer (CITV) with second-generation thermal imager; commander's display for digital colour terrain maps; DRS Techologies second-generation GEN II TIS thermal imaging gunner's sight with increased range; driver's integrated display and thermal management system.

"The army's force XXI battle command, brigade and below (FBCB2) programme is a digital battle command information system."
The US Army decided to cancel future production of the M1A2 SEP from FY2004, but in June 2005 ordered the upgraded of a further 60 M1A2 tanks to SEP configuration. A further 60 were ordered in August 2006, and 180 in November 2006.

Under the firepower enhancement package (FEP), DRS Techologies has also been awarded a contract for the GEN II TIS to upgrade US Marine Corps M1A1 tanks. GEN II TIS is based on the 480×4 SADA (standard advanced dewar assembly) detector.

The FEP also includes an eyesafe laser rangefinder, north-finding module and precision lightweight global positioning receiver which provide targeting solutions for the new far target locate (FTL) function.

FTL gives accurate targeting data to a range of 8,000m with a CEP (circular error of probability) of less than 35m.

In November 2007, General Dynamics was awarded a contract for the upgrade of 240 M1A2 SEP version one tanks to the version two configuration which has improved sights, displays and a tank-infantry phone. The first was completed in October 2008. Work is to be completed by September 2009.

In February 2008, General Dynamics was awarded a multi-year contract to upgrade to SEP Version Two (V2) configuration the remaining 435 M1A1 tanks in the US Army inventory.

FBCB2

In June 2004, DRS Technologies was awarded a contract to provide systems including rugged appliqué computers for the M1A2 Abrams tanks (and M2A3 Bradley fighting vehicles) as part of the US Army's Force XXI battle command, brigade and below (FBCB2) programme.

FBCB2 is a digital battle command information system which provides enhanced interoperability and situation awareness from brigade to individual soldier that will be used in conjunction with the Army's tactical internet.

M1 Abrams armament

The main armament is the 120mm M256 smoothbore gun, developed by Rheinmetall Waffe Munition GmbH of Germany. The 120mm gun fires the following ammunition: the M865 TPCSDS-T and M831 TP-T training rounds, the M8300 HEAT-MP-T and the M829 APFSDS-T which includes a depleted uranium penetrator. Textron Systems provides the Cadillac Gage gun turret drive stabilisation system.

The commander has a 12.7mm Browning M2 machine gun and the loader has a 7.62mm M240 machine gun. A 7.62mm M240 machine gun is also mounted coaxially on the right hand side of the main armament.

"The M1A1 tank incorporates steel-encased depleted uranium armour."
Depleted uranium armour

The M1A1 tank incorporates steel-encased depleted uranium armour. Armour bulkheads separate the crew compartment from the fuel tanks.

The top panels of the tank are designed to blow outwards in the event of penetration by a HEAT projectile. The tank is protected against nuclear, biological and chemical (NBC) warfare.

One L8A1 six-barrelled smoke grenade discharger is fitted on each side of the turret. A smoke screen can also be laid by an engine-operated system.

In August 2006, General Dynamics Land Systems was awarded a contract to produce 505 tank urban survivability kits (TUSK) for the US Army Abrams tanks. TUSK includes add-on reactive armour tiles, loader's armour gun shield (LAGS), tank infantry phone (TIP), Raytheon loader's thermal weapon sight with Rockwell Collins head-mounted display and BAE Systems thermal driver's rear-view camera (DRVC). TUSK entered service on M1A1 / M1A2 tanks in late 2007 and has been deployed to Iraq.

Australian M1A1 tanks are being fitted with Saab Barracuda multispectral camouflage systems which reduce the tank's visual, radar and infrared signature.

Fire control and observation

The commander's station is equipped with six periscopes, providing a 360° view. The Raytheon commander's independent thermal viewer (CITV) provides the commander with independent stabilised day and night vision with a 360° view, automatic sector scanning, automatic target cueing of the gunner's sight and back-up fire control.

The M1A2 Abrams tank has a two-axis Raytheon gunner's primary sight - line of sight (GPS-LOS) which increases the first round hit probability by providing faster target acquisition and improved gun pointing. The thermal imaging system (TIS) has magnification ×10 narrow field of view and ×3 wide field of view. The thermal image is displayed in the eyepiece of the gunner's sight together with the range measurement from a laser rangefinder.

The Northrop Grumman (formerly Litton) Laser Systems eyesafe laser rangefinder (ELRF) has a range accuracy to within 10m and target discrimination of 20m. The gunner also has a Kollmorgen Model 939 auxiliary sight with magnification ×8 and field of view 8°.

"The commander's station of the Abrams M1A1 is equipped with six periscopes, providing a 360° view."
The digital fire control computer is supplied by General Dynamics - Canada (formerly Computing Devices Canada).

The fire control computer automatically calculates the fire control solution based on: lead angle measurement; bend of the gun measured by the muzzle reference system; velocity measurement from a wind sensor on the roof of the turret; data from a pendulum static cant sensor located at the centre of the turret roof. The operator manually inputs data on ammunition type, temperature and barometric pressure.

The driver has either three observation periscopes or two periscopes on either side and a central image intensifying periscope for night vision. The periscopes provide 120° field of view. The DRS Technologies driver's vision enhancer (DVE), AN/VSS-5, is based on a 328×245 element uncooled infrared detector array, operating in the 7.5 to 13 micron waveband. A Raytheon driver's thermal viewer, AN/VAS-3, is installed on the M1A2 Abrams tanks for Kuwait.

Propulsion

The M1 is equipped with a Honeywell AGT 1500 gas turbine engine. The Allison X-1100-3B transmission provides four forward and two reverse gears.

The US Army has selected Honeywell International Engines and Systems and General Electric to develop a new LV100-5 gas turbine engine for the M1A2. The new engine is lighter and smaller with rapid acceleration, quieter running and no visible exhaust.

2 Abrams M1A2s of the 315 exported to Saudi Arabia. These tanks have the export armour package.

The M1A2 firing its main armament the 120mm smoothbore gun, US designation code M256, developed by Rheinmetall GmbH of Germany.


U.S. Army M1A2 Abrams tanks maneuver in the streets as they conduct a combat patrol in the city of Tall Afar, Iraq, on Feb. 3, 2005. The tanks and their crews are attached to the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment. DoD photo By Staff Sgt. Aaron Allmon, U.S. Air Force. (Released) (Released to Public)
M1A1 / M1A2 Abrams Main Battle Tank - Army Technology
 

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wow, sorry.
what is a tank that was when T-95 cancelled in 90's.
it was based on M1A1 only.
 

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wow, sorry.
what is a tank that was when T-95 cancelled in 90's.
it was based on M1A1 only.
I'm pretty sure it was Black Eagle Tank. It's development started during the 1980s, when the design bureau of the Leningrad Kirov Plant (LKZ) developed a new design based upon the stretched T-80U chassis. Mock-up of the Black Eagle was first demonstrated at the VTTV arms exposition in Omsk, in September 1997, program was halted due to the acceptance of the T-90.

 

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@ IBRIS

u misunderstood me, when Russian Black Eagle was cancelled, The US too cancelled one of its Tank project, which is said to be based on M1A1.
 

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@ IBRIS

u misunderstood me, when Russian Black Eagle was cancelled, The US too cancelled one of its Tank project, which is said to be based on M1A1.
Remember seeing that one on discovery while still in school, it was low about 1/3rd the height of an ABRAMS.built mostly from composites and the one discovery showed was dark green in color , dunno about the name though.will try and find it though.

maybe it was this version of the FCS that has since been cancelled (i believe). see attachment .
 

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Remember seeing that one on discovery while still in school, it was low about 1/3rd the height of an ABRAMS.built mostly from composites and the one discovery showed was dark green in color , dunno about the name though.will try and find it though.

maybe it was this version of the FCS that has since been cancelled (i believe). see attachment .
thanks, me too have seen it on discovery channel only, but now its hard to find.
 

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The Tank Urban Survival Kit, or TUSK, is a series of improvements to the M1 Abrams intended to improve fighting ability in urban environments

 

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sorry guys old news related to T-95.

Russia develops new low profile main battle tank

Russian Defence Minister Marshal Igor Sergeyev has announced that a radically new main battle tank (MBT) designated the T-95 has been developed in Russia. Sergeyev made his statement after a visit to the Uralvagonzavod plant in the Ural region where he inspected a T-95 prototype. Sergeyev's reference to it as the T-95 suggests the possible fielding of the new MBT as T-series designations are given to operational vehicles. Pilot and developmental vehicles are usually designated by the word obiekt (object) and a number.
The minister said that Uralvagonzavod would get additional funding in 2000, but according to Russian sources this may not be adequate to make the transition from development to production. All of the technical data, outline and configuration features of the T-95 are still secret. However, a Uralvagonzavod representative said the tank is a new design rather than a new variant of an existing MBT. It weighs about 50 tons. Its length and width are believed to be similar to the existing T-72, T-80 and T-90 MBTs.
As predicted by Jane's Defence Weekly, the main feature of the T-95 is its radical configuration with the main armament in a small unmanned turret fed from a newly-designed automatic loader located below the turret (JDW 11 November 1995). Seats for the driver, gunner and commander are in a special armoured capsule, separated by an armoured bulkhead from the automatic loader and turret. This design allows the MBT's silhouette to be reduced, making it less observable on the battlefield and enhancing crew safety. Such a configuration resolves a major dilemma concerning modern MBT design - combining adequate protection with mobility and transportability.
The T-95 MBT is armed with a 135mm gun which is believed to be of the smoothbore type and is fitted with a new fire control system (FCS). Target information is provided via optical, thermal imaging and infra-red channels. The FCS also includes a laser range finder and possibly a radar. The design relies heavily on the FCS as the crew cannot use traditional optical devices to observe the battlefield and aim the gun. The T-95 MBT is not the sole domestic new-generation MBT. The "object 640" (named Black Eagle), developed at the Omsk-based Design Bureau of Transport Machine-building was displayed at an arms exposition in Omsk, Siberia, in 1999. The vehicle features a completely new chassis and turret. Its designers chose a simpler design with the automatic loader and some ammunition is placed in a spacious bustle in the rear part of the manned turret.
From this website: T-95 Russian battle tank
 

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sorry guys old news related to T-95.

Russia develops new low profile main battle tank

Russian Defence Minister Marshal Igor Sergeyev has announced that a radically new main battle tank (MBT) designated the T-95 has been developed in Russia. Sergeyev made his statement after a visit to the Uralvagonzavod plant in the Ural region where he inspected a T-95 prototype. Sergeyev's reference to it as the T-95 suggests the possible fielding of the new MBT as T-series designations are given to operational vehicles. Pilot and developmental vehicles are usually designated by the word obiekt (object) and a number.
The minister said that Uralvagonzavod would get additional funding in 2000, but according to Russian sources this may not be adequate to make the transition from development to production. All of the technical data, outline and configuration features of the T-95 are still secret. However, a Uralvagonzavod representative said the tank is a new design rather than a new variant of an existing MBT. It weighs about 50 tons. Its length and width are believed to be similar to the existing T-72, T-80 and T-90 MBTs.
As predicted by Jane's Defence Weekly, the main feature of the T-95 is its radical configuration with the main armament in a small unmanned turret fed from a newly-designed automatic loader located below the turret (JDW 11 November 1995). Seats for the driver, gunner and commander are in a special armoured capsule, separated by an armoured bulkhead from the automatic loader and turret. This design allows the MBT's silhouette to be reduced, making it less observable on the battlefield and enhancing crew safety. Such a configuration resolves a major dilemma concerning modern MBT design - combining adequate protection with mobility and transportability.
The T-95 MBT is armed with a 135mm gun which is believed to be of the smoothbore type and is fitted with a new fire control system (FCS). Target information is provided via optical, thermal imaging and infra-red channels. The FCS also includes a laser range finder and possibly a radar. The design relies heavily on the FCS as the crew cannot use traditional optical devices to observe the battlefield and aim the gun. The T-95 MBT is not the sole domestic new-generation MBT. The "object 640" (named Black Eagle), developed at the Omsk-based Design Bureau of Transport Machine-building was displayed at an arms exposition in Omsk, Siberia, in 1999. The vehicle features a completely new chassis and turret. Its designers chose a simpler design with the automatic loader and some ammunition is placed in a spacious bustle in the rear part of the manned turret.
From this website: T-95 Russian battle tank
 

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new tank conditioner for T-90 and T-95

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kq-EzSXvVQ8

The new compact conditioner for tanks, armored and civilian vehicles was developed in Russia. It used Peltier effect: thermoelectric cooling, based on creating a heat flux between the junction of two different types of materials. The most problem successfully solved was effectiveness of the Peltier modules. It's all solid state freon-free device, without any negative effect on ozone layer and global warming. Also it's very compact and stress-withstanding. Unlike current models it can be installed inside the Russian MBT tank T-90A. However, the more probable target for the new conditioner installation is 'Burlak' - the modernized version of T-90 tank currently over the tests. It could be installed on the export version T-90S or T-90M instead of the external conditioner, which can be seen on the Algerian and Libian T-90s. Naturally the Russian Future MBT, which published name is T-95, would be equipped with a conditioner based on the same principles, if the program succeeds.


Pictures of T-90 'Burlak' turret which can be used for different upgrades too .










more images at : Defunct Humanity: New tank conditioner
 

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